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electing a president, maryland voters will select a new u.s. senator. several will choose a representative and major issues will appear on your ballot. let's look at this year's referendum questions. question for asks if you support the maryland dream act. that would provide tuition for children of illegal immigrants if you attended in maryland high-school for three years and your parents pay state taxes. another major item is question 6 which decides whether or not to uphold the new state law legalizing same-sex marriage. opponents see it as a religious issue but proponents say otherwise. >> we support marriage quality because it is civil rights and we will stand by at. >> if question 6 is approved, churches would be protected from unions that would violate their faith. the final question is question 7 which involves gambling and the investment of millions in casinos. >> question 7, if it fails tomorrow, we will respect the people's voice and go home and. we will not invest $800 million and employed as people. we will respectfully leave the state. >> if passed, table games like blackjack
and on the web. you think about it, virtually every major publication outside of the u.s. has a section on its website that is devoted to this election. that's hard for us in the states to have any comparison to. i mean, we just don't devote that kind of attention in general to another country's political contest. in fact, the times here in london told us that the u.s. election subject is the most clicked in the past month other than their home page and views of it have increased by 500% since august. across the world tonight there will be watch parties. that's pretty impressive considering that when polls close in america it will be well after midnight. here it will be just about midnight. especially at u.s. embassies people will be watching. one british analyst told us it is possible as many brits will be watching these results as watched the results of their own elections. lynn. >> michelle, interesting. thanks so much. >>> the presidential election isn't the only thing happening today. there are some very close sen 2345i9 races happening across the country. >> reporter: the power struggle
. this is an important point because consumer and consumer spending make up two-thirds of the u.s. economy. >>> what will a second term for president obama mean to the economy? will we see compromise or fall over the fiscal cliff? joining me are two former top presidential advisers. laura tyson, chair of the economic advisers then for president clinton and marty feldstein who held the same title under president reagan. laura, marty great to have you on the program. thank you for spending the time today. >> thank you. >> good to be with you. >> marty, both sides appear to be extending an olive branch when with it comes to the fiscal cliff. do you think we will reach a compromise? and if so how and when? >> i hope so. the consequence of not reaching the compromise for the american and world economy next year would be disastrous. we would be talking about a very deep recession if we went over the cliff and didn't quickly bounce back from it. >> laura, you think there is a two-part solution. what do you mean by that? >> we have the fiscal cliff and a need to get a long-run compromise plan on deficit red
for a possible ground invasion. we're live in gaza. >>> and coming to america. the u.s., a beacon of freedom and hope for people all around the world. the dream of citizenship about to be fulfilled from these people. they come from different lands with different stories to tell, but they will all become americans live today, friday, november 16th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. as we look at statue of liberty live, we are going to witness something really remarkable today on our plaza, and if there's a dry eye left when this ceremony is over i'll be amazed. 30 people who have worked so hard to become u.s. citizens, a wait that sometimes was measured in decades will become u.s. citizens on our plaza. >> so many of us take it for granted. those people out on the plaza do not take it for granted. their family members are here to witness it as well. it's amazing. >> one minute famili
's lead downward. hallie jackson have details on how lawmakers are trying to ease concerns about the u.s. economy in the fiscal cliff. >> we are hearing from democrats and republicans in congress about working together, but it remains to be seen whether they will back up the top with action. -- back up the talk wtih action. action. the dow dropped 13,000. it is that it would downgrade the u.s. credit rating if congress does nothing about the so-called fiscal cliff. compromising to be the word of the day on a compromise from leaders on both sides of the ideal. >> it is better to be of that fight. it is better to work together. republican speaker of the house signaled his party may be open to deal that includes higher taxes. to the we are willing to except the revenue under the right conditions. democratic senate majority leader harry reid wonder why the wait? >> i am not for kicking the can down the road. i did we have done up far too much. we know what the issue is, and we need to solve that issue. >> president obama looking ahead to the lame-duck session of congress next week. in washin
to strengthen u.s. ties overseas. he is going where no other american president has gone before. >> i'll be bought a pair of baltic. the drawing is minutes away. [ female announcer ] introducing yoplait greek 100. 100% new. ♪ 100% greek. 100% mmm... ♪ oh wow, that is mmm... ♪ in fact it's so mmm you might not believe it's a hundred calories. well ok then, new yoplait greek 100. it is so good. ♪ >> president obama on his way to asia now. on monday, he will be the first sitting american president to visit me and mark -- myanmar. >> president obama took off for asia on his first overseas trip since winning reelection. he will be attending a summit of asian leaders of the cambodia and stopping in the myanmar where he will meet a fellow nobel laureate. he cannot escape the looming crisis in the middle east. >> we are one step short of an all out ground operation in the dots that. >> israel has deadlyl attacks with hamas. or risk taking the nation over fiscal cliff that could imperil the economy. susan rice and her statements about the day attack in benghazi and whether they make ar
timothy geithner have expressed the desire to step down. today, u.s. attorney general eric holder spoke with students at the university of baltimore. he said he will have to speak with his family and president obama before deciding to stay on as attorney general. before the election, he indicated he did not know how long he would continue to serve. he told students today he had to ask himself, do i have enough gas in the tank? seven members of seal team 6 have been punished for supporting the development of a video game released last month. u.s. military officials say they paid consultant for electronic arts. nbc news reports they received letters of reprimand and for the half their pay for two months. u.s. army private bradley manning may plead guilty to some offenses. he is offering to take responsibility for some of his less serious charges. that does not include government charges, which are aiding the enemy, which is punishable by life in prison. he opted to be tried by military judge instead of a jury when his call begins in february. jared loughner was sentenced to life in prison
the pentagon says a u.s. military group to seize their stockpile of weapons would require upwards of 75,000 troops. the times reports that senior american officials are concerned that the militant group hezbollah has set up training camps near some of the chemical weapons depots. >>> four people were killed in texas when a freight train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans. this is just terrible. the accident happened at a railroad crossing in mid land, texas, as the float tried to get around the safety gates and lights. the float was made from a flatbed trailer with a chair for each veteran. in addition to the four deaths, 17 people were injured. mid land's mayor reacted to the accident. >> this may be one of the most tragic events we've had in our town and it's a sad day. i shook their hands and saw them personally, met their wives. truly was an honor to be in their presence. these guys are true american heroes. >> that's for sure. secretary of defense leon panetta issued a statement saying he's deeply sadened. the ntsb is sending a team to midland to investigate. >>>
to get an in state which a rate at maryland's public colleges. jonathan green came to the u.s. several years ago from panama. his parents entered the u.s. legally. >> we have applied but the process six years. >> opponents contain subsidizing illegal aliens will cost taxpayers $228 million a year. >> it will cost $40 million a year for just 1000 students. >> the department could not come up with a reliable estimates but they told legislators it could cost taxpayers $778, 000 in 2014 and go up by -- go up to $3.5 million by 2016. >> the problem is there is not a path 81 me to become documented. that is what we can do right now -- if you want me to become documented. that is why we cannot do it right now. >> they must attend a community college than transfer to a university. sign an affidavit it will seek permanent residency. of business owners to oppose the dream act, the state is reporting lawbreakers. one businessman says he is lost 75% of its business. porter's consider it an investment. a study backs up that claim. >> the benefits will greatly outweigh the costs. >> in state tuitio
for the "tampa bay times" she covers a society where black tie mixes easily with dress formal from u.s. central command. and no one seemed to everyone joy that mix more than jill kelley and her twin sister. >> they invited people to parties, invited petraeus over. they wanted to be seen, and they worked hard at it. >> reporter: it was jill kelley who inadvertently exposed the affair between petraeus and broadwell when she asked the fbi to investigate those anonymous e-mails she was getting. but that inquiry also brought to light an he felt mail connection between kelley and general john allen, whose appointment to nato is now on hold while government investigators take a look at their relationship. a lot of people in town were already looking at jill kelley's lavish parties. tampa bay party planner, ken walters. >> jill kelley and her lovely sister, they are lovely, lovely ladies. they're not shrinking violets, though. they indeed do speak their mind. >> some people commented on their dress, not always appropriate. or their casualness approaching top military leaders and hugging them and kissin
, david petraeus's biography. a senior u.s. military official says jill kelly is involved in wounded warrior fund-raising in tampa, is married, she and her husband are close family friends. officials say petraeus's downfall started when kelly complained to the fbi that she was receiving intimidated e-mails from broadwell. law enforcement and multiple u.s. officials tell nbc news that those e-mails led to the discovery of others between general petraeus and broadwell and were indicative of an extramarital affair. a senior law enforcement official told nbc news that fbi agents interviewed general petraeus in late october and concluded there was no criminal violation. today, members of congress are asking why the fbi did not inform them or the president sooner. >> we received no advanced notice. it was like a lightning bolt. i mean, this is something that could have had an effect on national security. i think we should have been told. there is a way to do it. >> reporter: this comes as we are learning more about the days leading up to petraeus's resignation. house majority leader eric c
john allen, the u.s. commander in afghanistan was on track to become nato commander until the disclosure that he was under investigation by the pentagon. jill kelley in general allen allegedly exchanged emails and documents suspected of being inappropriate. allen insisted that there was no affair. >> she complains she was getting harassing emails and lead fbi to the affair. allenn got a vote of confidence today. >> he believes he is doing and has done an excellent job. some are angry that the afghan war, costing some u.s. lives and dollars, was hardly mentioned until this. >> and now we are becoming obsessed with the sex life of the director of the cia and the commander? a bit of this just seems out of balance. >> some question the fbi's involvement. >> those certainly involving a love triangle or whatever, it should not rise to this level. >> others wonder why the federal probe had been kept from congress and the white house. >> the fbi knew all about this months ago when they apparently told nobody about it. >> parts of the broadwell-- petraeus case was so incensed. brie
on the sidelines. suzuki xing the u.s. car market -- exitted the u.s. car market. this move does not affect sales of motorcycles. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >> home owners might get a break from their mortgage lenders. >> this is for distressed homeowners possibly facing foreclosure. this is for those hit hard by the hurricane. how to talk to your lender and what macy's is doing to prepare for black friday shoppers. >> thank you. >> 5:23. ladies night for the ravens. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. are you heading to the polls today, or did you vote early this year? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. it's oysternomics 101. you start with a u.s. senator named ben. by helping restore thousands of acres of oyster beds, he kept hundreds of oystermen on the job... which keeps wholesalers in business... and that means more delivery companies... making deliveries to more restaurants... which hire more workers. and th
rice denied it, infuriated republicans. lawmakers were briefed on libya. the democrat said theat u.s. intelligence did give her the incorrect intelligence. >> this is something involved -- involving into something militant. >> there had been earlier attacks. the warning from chris stevens the day he died. house republicans hammered the administration reaction. >> the people who stayed here in washington continued to deny additional security and they continue to do away with security that was already there. >> democrats pushed back. >> to lay this at the doorstep of the president or secretary of state or the u.n. ambassador, you will find us ready and willing to resist to the teeth. >> a fight over tragedy that could be calmed by david benghazi to hawent to investigate and will testify tomorrow. he might have [inaudible] erase when he admitted adultery. both sides are likely to except what he reports on libya. >> the fda has uncovered a possible danger related to a very popular five-hour energy shot. you see it on counters almost everywhere. agencies says the drink has been linked to
the attack in benghazi, what he knew, when he knew it and why the u.s. first told the world what it did. >>> and 18 days since the devastation on the east coast. >>> and it is the end of the line for a guilty pleasure in america. but how did it come to this? nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, it worries them enough that israel's tanks appear ready to roll into gaza, and the skies have been raining rockets there for several days. perhaps the larger worry, both sides in this escalating fight have powerful friends that are getting involved and taking sides, like egypt, friend of hamas, and the united states, which tonight is sending naval vessels offshore in case americans need to get out of there. it has been another day of explosions and air raid sirens. it remains a situation on the edge. we have two reports tonight. our richard engel is in gaza, we want to begin, though, with martin fletcher in tel aviv. >> reporter: good evening, they met on the agenda escalating in gaza and a possible ground invasion. the militants are challenging israel, by firing rockets where they never fi
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succeeded david petraeus is under investigation himself. general john allen, the top u.s. and nato commander in afghan stand is accused of, quote, inappropriate communications with jill kelly. she started the investigation. a senior official traveling with allen says his communications with kelly are under review. the official says general allen disputes engaging in any wrongdoing in the matter. the fbi referred the matter to the department of defense for investigation on sunday. early this morning secretary panetta directed that the defense department inspector general investigate. meanwhile, last night fbi agents went to the home of biographer paula broadwell, the woman government officials say petraeus acknowledged having an affair with. a senior law enforcement official says the search was consensual, not a raid. meanwhile, they said petraeus had hoped to survive the scandal but he was told to resign by james clapper. andrea mitchell broke the petraeus story. she has more on the e-mail and the growing demand for answers on capital hill. >> reporter: we learned what was in the anonymous h
john allen and jill kelley, a former liaison at u.s. central command. it described the tone of some of the emails as flirtatious. >> might you right now is, let's see what the investigation turns upper and what the congress and the committees are able to determine as to what exactly took place. when >> kelley's brother said she has done nothing wrong. what she is very dedicated says something like this is just a fluke. what she had complained to the fbi several months ago about receiving threatening emails from paula broadwell, a biographer of david petraeus. petraeus resign dollar friday and. >> this was a personal indiscretion, as far as we know. why someone would be personally indiscrete is their own problem. whether they would do that in an e-mail is beyond my imagination. >> the search her home friday night. general allen has denied any wrongdoing in the white house as the president still has faith. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to this country as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. >> pour natoma intended ombudspersons as general
the committee friday about the events that led up to the deaths of the u.s. ambassador. and today president obama defended susan rice after criticism of her in the after math of that attack. >> she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided. if senator mccain and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> he pushed back against senators who said they would do whatever to subtle her nomination if he picks her to replace hillary clinton. senator john mccain shot back. >> this president and this administration has either been guilty of incompetence or engaged in a cover up negotiate of which are acceptable to the american people. >> and to that senator lindsey gram added mr. president don't think for one minute i don't hold you ultimately responsible. gram said he didn't trust interior rice after the bensenville reports. >>> the security counsel is meeting privately tonight. the secretary general has spoke within egypt's prime minister about the escalation of violence in the region.
serving woman in the history of the u.s. congress. the 17-year-old continues his recovery after he was shot in the back on the first day of classes. the maryland senior senator who presented, daniel who with a gift from first lady michelle obama and the u.s. and a baseball cap. >> an event tailor-made for female ribbons fans. -- ravens fans. 5000 led the ravens fans packed the stadium for purple evening. that always sold out event featured food, drinks, an exclusive access, giveaways, and special appearances by ribbons players. the annual event was originally scheduled for last month, but was postponed because of the possibility of an orioles home playoff game. >> your forecast, with tom tasselmyer. >> across the region, it was chilly. if you look at high temperatures, numbers are 10 to 15 degrees below normal for this time of year. 20's for afternoon highs, up in the adirondacks. it was almost winter, across much of the east. in baltimore, the high was only 48 degrees. the average is 61. we were 13 and below normal. that is the current temperature. it is getting cold outside. in t
rate? jonathan green came to the u.s. seven years ago from panama. his parents entered the u.s. illegally. >> we got some bad advice. that is how we became undocumented. we have applied again but the process takes years. >> opponents say it will eventually cost $228 million a year. >> it is going to cost $40 million a year for 1000 students. >> they could not come up with a reliable estimate. but they told legislators it could cost $778,000 and go up to $3.5 million by 2016. jonathan has taken steps to qualify. passage will provide him a way to become a legal resident. >> there is not a path for people like me to become documented. we cannot do it right now. >> qualifications include high school, documentation the student had filed an income tax return for three years. they must attend a community college and then transferred to a university. sign an affidavit they will seek permanent residency. small-business owners complain the state is rewarding lawbreakers. he says he has lost 75% of its business because he cannot compete. supporters consider it then investment. one study b
11 attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> this administration including the president himself has intentionally misinformed, read that lied to the american people in the aftermath of this tragedy. >> citing confusing accounts of what happened and security warnings that were ignored, panel members accused the administration of a cover. >> they have tried to cover their fannies a number of times. >> democrats slammed their colleagues for playing politics. >> the stench of hypocrisy that hangs over this city today emanates from this room. >> americans have had enough of it. they want us to solve problems and not go on political witch hunts. >> the hearing occurred as to other briefings were held behind closed doors with intelligence officials but lawmakers say it is testimony from general david petraeus that is key. >> the question i will ask is general petraeus, did your resignation have anything to do with the fact that you were supposed to testify before congress? >> in an interview with cnn, he claimed his resignation had nothing to do with the benghazi investigation. he is s
escalate, u.s. leaders are voicing their support for israel. president obama today defended israel's right to defend itself. brian mooar has the story. >> at a news conference in thailand, president obama backend israel's right to strike back. >> we are pro is supportive of the right to defend themselves from missile landing on people's homes, workplaces, and potentially killing civilians. >> they were striking that the blows from the air and they are preparing for a possible ground invasion. washington lawmakers closing ranks. >> sending in ground troops is the only way they can clean out these nests of rockets being fired at them. you cannot blame them. >> nobody wants a ground war but israel has determined what they have to do to preserve their security. >> both sides are trying to come back from the brink and u.s. leaders are debating how prominent the american role shall be. >> trying to find someone even as high ranking as former president bill clinton and to go and be a negotiator. >> trying to sell a ceasefire as a winner for the palestinian cause. >> company officials say they are
for the u.s. to intercede diplomatically. >> safety officials are urging the government to make the latest technologies standard on all new cars and trucks. many of the safety features now come on higher-end vehicles. some stores are recycling black friday deals from last year. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. the food and drug administration investigating whether energy drinks or responsible for the deaths of people. it does recommend people consume no more than two bottles today. monster energy drinks are cited in the deaths of five people. the cost to provide health care rose by 4% this year appeared that is the smallest increase in 15 years. more employees were moved into other health plans. concern about the u.s. budget debate sent the dow plunging. the bloomberg maryland index dropping on losses for stanley black & decker and lockheed martin. if you scare the black friday deals, you may feel deja vu. 90% of this year's black friday ads contain the same items and prices as last year after analyzing 22 black friday fliers. at the new york stock exchange, i'
in the 30's and '40's. >> millions of women in the u.s. suffer from postpartum depression. >> coming up, her what the experts found that could help to reduce the disorder. >> a new program to help domestic violence victims arrives.o >> we have breaking news out of northeast baltimore. what are we looking at? >> northbound urban avenue south of san clear lane. a person in a wheelchair was struck by a vehicle. we do not know the severity of injuries. the three lanes on northbound urban avenue have been turned into one lane while they do with the accident. >> police have identified the woman whose body was found floating in the inner harbor as the johns hopkins neurology professor. she was found near the 2300 block of boston's st. in the water. first responders took her to an area hospital where she rose pronounced dead three hours later. the cause of death is still under investigation. her profile on linked in shows she has been an assistant professor at johns hopkins since 1994. >> a new study shows to much air pollution may make your head foggy. research years in california analyzed data on
broadwell, david petraeus's biographer. a senior u.s. military official says jill kelly is involved in wounded warrior fundraising in tampa, is married, she and her husband are close petraeus family friends. the down fall started when kelly complained to the fbi that she was receiving intimidating e-mails from broadwell. law enforcement officers tell nbc news that those e-mails tloed the discovery of others between general petraeus and broadwell and were indicative of an extramarital affair. steven boylen is petraeus's former spokesperson and served with him in iraq. he has spoken to petraeus twice this weekend, and says his former boss is remorseful. >> he said he had an excellent job and in his words, he screwed up, and he knows it. >> reporter: a senior law enforcement official told nbc news that fbi agents interviewed general petraeus in late october, and concluded there was no control violation. members of congress are asking why the fbi did not inform them or the president sooner. >> we received no advance notice. it was like a lightning bolt. i mean, this is something that co
're being punished for divulging classified information. >>> in an unprecedented event. a u.s. drone was fired at. the shots missed and the drone was unharmtd. >>> next week a house panel will hold a hearing on the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi that left ambassador chris stevens and three others dead. cia director david petraeus and james clapper are scheduled to appear. >>> well, wall street was down for a second consecutive day. a triple digit drop for the dow opening at 12,811. the s&p tumbled 17. the nasdaq sank 41. >>> overseas trading closes out the week in tokyo. the nikkei dropped 79 points while in hong kong the hang seng slipped 182. >>> investors will be hoping for a rebound today to close out this wild week. amazon.com is giving it another go at selling wine but only in 12 states and the district of columbia. their first attempt failed because of regulations over the sale and delivery of alcohol across state lines. >>> walmart has already started their hot sales promotions for the holidays. i know, it's already that time. i can't believe it. and
that republicans in congress will be more to blame if the u.s. goes off the fiscal cliff. 53% of those surveyed point the finger at the gop while 29% say president obama would be more to blame. >>> 20-year-old mitchell kusick of colorado has been charged with threatening to kill president obama during an october campaign event. kusick also made credible threats towards shooting and killing children at a halloween event. >>> defense secretary leon panetta has demoted the former head of the u.s. africa command general william kip ward for allegedly spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other travels. he will retire as a three star general and repay the government $82,000. >>> a man who made an ak cuization has now recanted his story. he says their sexual relationship was adult and consensual and clash says he is relieved. >>> well, this year's rockefeller christmas tree is on its way right now to washington, d.c., from new jersey. the 80 foot tall norway spruce survived hurricane sandy. >>> for a check on wall street, the dow fell 59 points tuesday. the s&p was down five. the nasdaq
that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others. >>> david petraeus will testify one week after he resigned after news of an extramarital affair. >>> now the blame game over benghazi. >> we must learn the lesson and fix the problem. >> it's time to fess up. >> outrage over the september 11 attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> this administration including the president himself has intentionally misinformed, read that, lied to the american people in the after math of this tragedy. >> confusing accounts of what happened and security warnings that were ignored republican panel members accuse the administration of a cover up. >> they have tried to cover themselves a number of times. >> they slam them for playing politics. >> the stench of hypocracy emanates in this room. >> the american people want to us solve problems and not go on political witch hunts. >> the meetings were held behind close doors but it's testimony from the c.i.a. director general david petraeus that's key. >> i will ask him if his resignation had anything to do with the fact that he was supposed to testify
, right? >> in the u.s., the vast majority of spiders are not dangerous to humans. >> so if we're bitten by a harmless spider, do we need to apply first aid? >> yes, wash that spider bite with soap and water two or three times a day until it heals. also, you can apply a cold compress, which is basically just an ice pack. just make sure that there is a piece of cloth between your skin and the ice. >> what spiders are dangerous? >> hmm. there's two of main concern. first is the black widow. it's identified by this red hourglass, but it's on the underside of its body. the second is the brown recluse, which also has a marking on its back in the shape of a violin. if you think you've been stung by either of these spiders, call 911. >> you know, the more i learn about spiders, the more i'm convinced that they're just little, ugly, disgusting creatures. ugh! for "teen kids news," i'm emily. >> to mark our 10th year on tv, each week we take a look back at one of the stories we've covered. [ classical music plays ] >> when ballet first began, the performers were all men. eventually, the number of
the maryland lottery, led it's oysternomics 101. you start with a u.s. senator named ben. by helping restore thousands of acres of oyster beds, he kept hundreds of oystermen on the job... which keeps wholesalers in business... and that means more delivery companies... making deliveries to more restaurants... which hire more workers. and that means more oystermen. it's like he's out here with us. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approved this message. >> this is 11 sports. >> the negative emotion comes from our recent history. last year, ray rice ran for more than 200 yards in cleveland. he has yet to score a touchdown on the road this year. the ravens have struggled on offense on the road. sunday, as the ravens head to cleveland, he knows the importance of coming out of this and moving the ball and scoring early and often. >> one thing we are not quite as good at on the road as we are at home is being on the same page. it might be any combination. tomorrow night, we will get a sneak peek of the basketball team. they will play an exhibition game in coll
relative ly modest in the u.s. and that's reflected in the jobs number. this is an encouraging month. you never want to make too much out of any one month. >> i was surprised at the numbers. ed, what do you think? >> i think there are good things that each candidate can take out of it. obviously the fact the unemployment rate ticked up to something governor romney will emphasize, higher than when the president took office. that's the headline number. i agree with austan. the fact you had 171,000 jobs this month and i would add it is the trend for the pasten couple of months is higher, about 170,000 for fe the past couple of months and that's a good sign. one thing i would say is while that is better than average, the number of jobs created per month since the turnaround in early 2010 has been 140,000 a month so this is a little better than that. one disadvantage of that is you need 119,000 per month to keep with pace with population growth. a what this means is with 170,000 you are adding 50,000 per month. if you play it out it will take 13 years to make up for the jobs lost during the re
bet you were close to saying i bet you $10,000. >> best in the u.s. or worldwide? >> the u.s. >> the readers' favorite city. >> we'll do a gentleman's bet. i'm going to go with san antonio, texas. >> respect your answer, but it's incorrect. >> san francisco. >> incorrect. >> one of the ones -- that's been like number one. >> that's moved on to number two so we'll get that to you. >> where was san antonio? >> it's a tease. >> come on, let's go. >> give me number three. let's get a check of the top stories this morning with natalie over at the news desk. >> good morning, matt, savannah and willie, good morning, everyone. an historic night as president obama wins a second term in the white house. the commander in chief addressed the cheering crowd in chicago after picking up more than 300 electoral votes. nbc's kristen welker hats very latest from chicago. good morning, kristen. >> natalie, good morning to you. after months of campaigning and spending record amounts of money, president obama declared victory. there is a lot riding on this second term, especially with the stagnan
. >>> and the pentagon says a u.s. drone was fired on by iran in the international air space over the persian gulf last week. now the timing of this disclosure is raising questions tonight. we have our chief foreign correspondent, richard engel with more. >> reporter: brian, this mission was classified. the predator drone was not even hit, let alone shot down. so why talk about it now? it seems that the pentagon is trying to give a very public warning to iran that if this kind of thing happens again, the u.s. could respond militarily. they may also want the american public to know this is going on in case we wake up one morning and hear there has been an exchange of fire between the u.s. and iran. allocatio the indications are t iran, containing their nuclear weapons, is an issue. >> thanks for your reporting on it tonight. >>> out west, high drama in a courtroom in arizona, as the man accused of shooting congresswoman gabrielle giffords in the head, wounding a total of 13, killing six others, received his sentence today. he looked the victims in the eyes as how they say they changed their lives. good
be in luck. -- 42 degrees at bwi. >> after being caught up in one of the worst mass shootings in u.s. history, good news for victims recovering from injuries colorado. >> traffic tied up in several locations because of water main breaks. what to it's oysternomics 101. you start with a u.s. senator named ben. by helping restore thousands of acres of oyster beds, he kept hundreds of oystermen on the job... which keeps wholesalers in business... and that means more delivery companies... making deliveries to more restaurants... which hire more workers. and that means more oystermen. it's like he's out here with us. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approved this message. >> 46 degrees downtown. just a little quick note here. there is a school closure in the city. you can get all the information on our web site wbaltv.com. nothing to talk about going into the weekend weather wise. no big storms on the horizon or anything. there is one little disturbance in the upper levels of the atmosphere across the ohio valley. that will visit us this morning. you can bare
natural gas -- disasters in u.s. history. >> cleanup continues along the eastern seaboard. the shoreline is forever changed. >> good evening, donna. you see the boardwalk behind me as battered. areas like this are now struggling to come back. heavy equipment helps to steer the difficult recovery. power lines are going back up the many places are still overmatched by the devastation left behind. >> this is beyond what we imagined. >> the road to recovery is lined with hundreds of thousands struggling to survive. the lines stretch for blocks if you're lucky, but more often for miles. people waiting, hundreds hanging out just to charge their phones. but the longest and most contentious stretched from the stations that have fuel. relief could be on the way. tankers are moving back into new york harbor. help has been harder to find for many on s.i.. >> we have no power. >> hope is fading as well. >> we have bodies being removed. we are devastated. >> and officials -- discussed it officials have decided to go ahead with the math on. mayor blumberg says it will send a strong message to the worl
the banks. yet wells fargo, jp morgan, and u.s. bank corp are pretty much unchanged. and the credit card bank capital one thought to be the bane of the credit card bashing obama, actually up 8%. bank of america has collapsed from $47 to $9. a lot of them $57 to $17. mastercard 184 to 465. you have to draw a conclusion other than goldman and morgan have the wrong business models for the moment. and the big domestic banks have the right ones, except the poorly run, poorly executing bank of america, which can't benefit from the model because it's been so horribly hobbled by previous management's mistakes. >> the house of pain. >> that said, will goldman and morgan stanley do better under romney? is dodd/frank the liaison? or depending on trading and mergers and acquisitions as the peddling of big acquisitions is a thing of the past maybe they can come back. i still can't pin the tail on obama. too much disparity within the sector. obama care was supposed to take the profit margin out of the drug stocks, right? merck and pfizer are unchanged. the run in gilead. i think it's better drugs and
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the u.s. into recession, which has been relatively strong compared to europe with rising unemployment and unrest, as well as china where big questions loom over the direction of the world's second largest economy under new leadership. president obama yesterday called for tax cuts to the middle class immediately. that followed business leaders and a big meeting there, one attendee, a ceo, said his customers are still fragile in their confidence. many of those in the middle class are aspiring to be. we know the stock market has been flagging over fears this fiscal cliff won't be resolved. >> thanks so much. it's 7:18. you're up to date. let's turn it back over to matt and al. >> savannah on the way to guy fieri's restaurant in time square. it's going to be a fascinating segment in our second hour. mr. roker's here. >> we've got soggy stuff to talk about along the carolinas, even some freezing rain in parts of near charlotte. looking at a lot of heavy showers and thunderstorms. some areas going to pick up 1 to 2 inches of rain offshore. the heaviest stuff, of course. and then if you're d
the head lines. natalie? >> good morning to you, matt. good morning, everyone. another high-ranking u.s. general is coming under investigation this morning amid the widening fallout from former cia director general david petraeus' resignation. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan general john allen is being investigated for some 20,000 to 30,000 pages of potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelly. kelley's initial complaint that she had received harassing e-mails from petraeus' alleged lover paula broadwell set off the initial fbi investigate into the petraeus affair. allen was set to be the next nato commander for europe, a nomination now on hold. meantime, monday night the fbi searched paula broadwell's home in north carolina but did not say what items it removed in its search. >>> investigators on the scene of an explosion that killed two people in an indianapolis neighborhood say a faulty furnace may be to blame. the owners of the home at the suspected epicenter of the blast weren't there at the time. this as dozens of displaced residents are briefly escorted to their proper
in the central part of the u.s. first one developing in missouri, arkansas. should stay to our south and go out to sea. it's the second one that could be interesting. today, few scattered clouds, a little more sun. 50 to 55 the high. those winds, breezy. northwest 10 to 15, gusting to 20 miles an hour. don't forget standard time kicks in tomorrow, so set your clock back one hour. get an extra hour of sleep. don't show up early for anything, all right? be on time. here's our european model. this is the one that nailed sandy's course. first storm kind of goes out to see. second storm starts to develop off hatteras or in that general vicinity and by the middle of the week is off shore. several miles pick this up. it takes it right up towards new england. these tight bars indicate a lot of wind. further west there might be some snow in the mountains. middle of the week is threatened here by a storm. strength and how close, all of that still to be decided. it's something to watch. temperatures all week long are going to be in the 50s. storm's going through 40s to near 50s. don't forget to vote on tu
located here? yes, yes. it's true that the u.s. matters. but let me use this rally today to help you understand the world of expectations. not reality. not reality at all. but expectations. >> house of pleasure. >> and how do expectations matter so much more than what has already happened? we're in the midst of earnings season. the bulk of technology reports are already reported. the first was that the united states was holding its own. maybe getting a little better. power behind consumer spend. the fiscal cliff looming but still the positive. second is that europe's a disaster and the most important thing you can do is distance yourself from the continent. ask companies like alcoa and ford. the third, that china had become a big disappointment. yeah, china. and it wupt going to turn around any time soon. certainly not in time to help 2012. this came from a decline in orders. they all articulated as such on a recent conference call. companies that have been optimistic that china was about to turn, that the growth was about to kick in collectively seemed to give up all at once on the
's oysternomics 101. you start with a u.s. senator named ben. by helping restore thousands of acres of oyster beds, he kept hundreds of oystermen on the job... which keeps wholesalers in business... and that means more delivery companies... making deliveries to more restaurants... which hire more workers. and that means more oystermen. it's like he's out here with us. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approved this message. >> more video to show you now of sandy's damage to the new york transportation system. the army corps of engineers brought in 250 high-speed pumping devices this morning to help the lead train the tunnel. we will get a look at the ferry subway transit station along with dozens of other stops that will have to be drained and cleaned and repaired before it can finally reopen again. we have pictures from long island where their real track remains blocked by downed trees and debris. crews are working to repair the track this service can reopen. as of this morning, there is very limited train and bus service in new york city. >> covering the na
of spending cuts and tax increases that could push the u.s. into another recession. maria bartiromo is the host of cnbc's "closing bell." >> well, people are putting two and two together, saying wall street dropped the day after the election. simple question, why? >> you're absolutely right. well, first off, people are worried about higher taxes, higher regulation under it had obama presidency. but also, it is this near-term worry about the fiscal cliff. at the end of this year, we will see $600 billion of spending go away. there are spending cuts coming, that means, defense companies, transportation, construction, they may very well have to lay off workers. in addition to that, we've got the highest tax increase coming on virtually all income levels. these two things will coincide, and that is the fiscal cliff to basically possibly push the u.s. economy into recession unless congress does something about it. >> is wall street basically registering its doubt and skepticism that either party can come together and resolve this? >> that's right. i think we will see compromise. already
petitions to secede from the u.s. the petitions cite the declaration of independence as permission for the people to institute a new business -- a new government. the to doesn't fall presidential election in the rearview mirror, some people -- the 2012 presidential election in the rearview mirror, some people already thinking about 2016. martin o'malley is seen as a possible candidate. secretary of state hillary clinton is a clear favorite in the caucuses. governor o'malley did not do well in that scenario, but he could do better if the secretary does not run. people also shows the governor gets a number of not sure answers when people are asked if they have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of him. we will explain. plus, a man tries to prank his friends in a movie theater. >> covering the nation, in ohio, three children, other on goal, and their grandmother died as a result of a murder-suicides -- and their uncle, and their grandmother died as a result of a murder-suicide. a terrifying prank in colorado plans a 17-year-old boy in police custody. he showed up to the theater wearin
the last decade has grown, a lot. >> what's really outstanding is the fact that in 2010, the u.s. had an output of $4.8 trillion of manufactured goods. that was up from $4.1 trillion in 2000. we have been through two recessions in the last decade. >> reporter: recessions that forced come pans to innovate or face extinctions. 5 million manufacturing jobs were lost in the u.s. in the last decade. but new jobs have been created too. and believe it or not, many manufacturers in the u.s. are looking for help. >> you have to have the desire to work and show up every day. and then it's really basic skills. basic math. basing communication skills. we really love it when people come with sort of critical thinking skills or the ability to learn those skills. >> reporter: most of the idea for vermeer's machines are home grown. recently they entered into an agreement with the dutch company to become the u.s. manufacturer of this, a fully automated cow milking machine. >> it was amazing. it blew my mind. i watched it for four hours to make sure it worked. that's my kind of milking. farmer ed putz
petraeus comes days before congressional hearings over the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. we'll get reaction this morning from capitol hill and the very latest reporting on this developing story from our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell, who broke the story friday afternoon. also the president and republicans get set to negotiate new taxes and spending cuts. is a breakthrough possible? >> i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. we've debated over and over again. and on tuesday night we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we're ready to be led. not as democrats or republicans but as americans. now, we want you to lead. >> where does it all go from sneer we'll ask democratic senator from new york chuck schumer and republican senator from oklahoma tom coburn. also we check in with cnbc's jim cramer, hear about the economic stakes should washington fail to avert fiscal disaster by the end of the year. plus, what is the future of the gop after a stinging defeat for romney and the republic
of last year after serving as the top u.s. commander in iraq and afghanistan. be sure to stick around for nightly news with brian williams for more on the resignation. begins right after the news at 6:00. >> for the past couple of years, megastore as in maryland have cost consumers more than -- storms in maryland have cost consumers more than $600 million. the panel came up with a number of recommendations designed to reduce the frequency of power outages. the report is now in the hands of the public utilities service commission. david has details. >> hot the report recommends tying approval of rate increases to a record of resiliency. maggeden cost consumers $300 million. hurricane irene cost consumers $312 million. horatio cost consumers $320 million. the impact includes replacing perishable food, restaurant hotels and restaurant meals and hotel stays made necessary because of the storm. report -- a great resiliency task force investigated what steps could be taken. look the staffing levels, emergency procedures, regulatory reforms and utilities to recover the cost of restoring powe
is considering shipping some of their u.s. shale gas assets to asia. with the current push for energy independence in the u.s., would that even pass regulatory muster and what impact would that have on the stock price? >> a lot of people are feeling that epa will make it so that the only one that can export from here is cheniere lng. i don't think you'll be able to export. i think the government will stop it. tom in new york? tom? >> caller: boo-yah, jim, from new york. >> good to have you. >> caller: i've been hearing so much about true religion. where do you think they're headed? >> it's happening. you have to be on to the next one. that is for real. i'm looking for the next takeover play. but only one that has good fundamentals. how about charlie in washington state? charlie? [ busy tone ] >> wow, charlie sounds like one of those eagles plays i called in yesterday. yeah, it was my fault. the fiscal cliff is clouding judgment and overshadowing good investment opportunities. we have to keep the pressure on. and then we can go back to saving for our kids and retirement. "mad money" wi
. we have 11 landfills in north america, two in canada, nine here in the u.s. a lot of that volume that we're getting into our landfills in the u.s. is from the oil and gas place, quite frankly. so our real focus to deal with drill cuttings, a lot of the drilling muds, processing waste on these drill sites. handling those waste back in our landfills. we're also out actively pursuing remediation projects, large events or projects that are taking care of super fund related cleanup. that's a steady pipeline of business we've been focused on. we continue to see that volume or business continue to be pretty steady and growing. >> as a staff at cnbc, we're really focused on the fiscal cliff. i know people are tired of hearing that term, but it's huge. is there super fund money that's cut automatically in 2013 because of sequestration? >> you know, the super fund hasn't really been reauthorized for years. the amount of money that's being spent directly by the government is very small. what we're working for are these prp groups, these responsible parties where they've collected moneys fro
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